Author: Robert Stockman

May 1 Deadline for 2017 Call for Nominations for ABS Scholarships

The Association for Bahá’í Studies invites nominations for the following two awards this year: Bahieh Moayyad-Khademi Memorial Award Dr. Redwan Moqbel Scholarship    Bahieh Moayyad-Khademi Memorial Award This award was established in 2006 in memory of Bahieh Moayyad-Khademi, to honor

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How Ordinary People Have Done Extraordinary Things: Two Students Learn Skills in “Writing Biographies and Histories 2016”

Dr. Robert Stockman, the Director of the Wilmette Institute, wrote that those who signed up for Writing Biographies and Histories 2016 (faculty, Thelma Batchelor, Roger Dahl, Robert Stockman, Adam Thorne) were a remarkable group of learners. Many of the thirty-two

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Creating Unity with Friendship, Fun, Social Vitality, and Laughter: One Couple’s Special Feast

My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart. This

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Preserving Baha’i History, One Baha’i Item at a Time: The Importance of Baha’i Archives

by Betty J. Fisher Everyone needs archives. Why? Because they tell and preserve our individual and collective stories, our history. That means you with your photos on your cell phone, your mother’s box of your school achievements, you grandpa’s stories

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Living Responsibly Making Your Daily Life a Beautiful Prayer: Ethical and Easy Lawns

“Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.”—‘Abdu’l-Bahá To help all of us incorporate into our lives actions that treat our physical surroundings with the respect they deserve, the Wilmette Institute has asked Christine Muller (faculty

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ABS Religion and Society Discourse Seminar at Louhelen: A Resounding Success

The Religion and Society Working Group of the Association for Bahá’í Studies met at Louhelen Bahá’í School, in Michigan, USA, on April 21–23 for three days of study, discussion, and planning in a seminar called “Religion and Society Discourse.” Seventeen

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Deepen! Web Videos: Another Resource for Firesides and Deepenings

The growing number of Deepen! Web Videos—five at this count—provide new resources for your firesides and personal deepenings. To increase your knowledge about Native American beliefs and practices from a Lakota perspective, try these two Deepen! Talks: Kevin Locke, “An

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Presenting Baha’u’llah’s Unifying Teachings: Use Web Talks as a Resource

The Wilmette Institute continues to add to its treasure trove of Web Talks that can help you “present the unifying teachings of Bahá’u’llah” to your fellow-citizens, as the National Spiritual Assembly said in its February 25, 2017, letter. The Web

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Do You Have All the 2017 Web Talks on Your Calendar?

During the remainder of 2017 the Wilmette Institute has eight more Web Talks scheduled for May through December (and a bonus talk in January 2018). Do you have them on your calendar? If not, now is the time to add

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Dr. Todd Lawson Three Web Talks on the Qur’an: Excellent for Interfaith Dialogue and Significant Conversations, Essential for Bahá’ís Learning to Defend Islam

The trilogy of talks on the Qur’an, Islam, and the Bahá’í Faith that Dr. Todd Lawson gave on three successive Sundays in April provide a wealth of information about, among many other things: FIRST TALK How the Bahá’ís are uniquely

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